Delivered over two years - in Years 10 and 11 - this course allows learners to explore different areas of the hospitality industry.
The qualification is designed to give 14 to 16-year-olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress within hospitality and catering.
An interview with staff from our Hospitality and Catering team will form part of the selection process. This will be supported by scored teacher assessments provided by the school. Applicants also need to demonstrate a recognised interest in the hospitality and catering industry.
You will undertake a wide variety of units, for example:
You will undertake external assessments and short answer questions.
A uniform will be required. More details will be available during your interview.
With the successful completion of this course and the appropriate GCSE grades in Maths and English, progression to a full-time Level 3 programme may be possible.
Again subject to achieving the necessary GCSE grades, it may also be possible to advance to an apprenticeship in the hospitality and catering industry - with confirmed employment with a suitable employer in the sector.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.